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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 6 items )  

Howard University's Clinical Law Center Calls Out Racial Discrimination in Sewell V. State of Maryland
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Howard University issued the following news release: The Howard University Human and Civil Rights Clinic joined several groups admonishing the biased criminal prosecution of the first Black police chief in a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Howard's Clinic filed a prosecutorial misconduct amicus brief in Sewell v. State of Maryland arguing that the Office of the State Prosecutor brought charges against former police chief Kevin Sewell in retaliation for speaking o  more

LSU: New Research Reveals Strongest Predictors of Menhaden Growth in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, April 9 -- Louisiana State University issued the following news release: New research suggests that large-scale environmental factors influence the size of one of the ocean's most abundant forage species. Recently, scientists from LSU, NOAA, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science evaluated large-scale ecosystem dynamics influencing growth of menhaden in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. They found t  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Defends ACA Birth Control Coverage Mandate in Supreme Court
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 9 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting Pennsylvania in its case defending contraceptive coverage and counseling mandated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the brief filed in Donald Trump et al. v. Pennsylvania, the attorneys general explain that states have an interes  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Warns Providers Against Billing Patients for COVID-19 Testing
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 10 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh warned health care providers against collecting or billing for patient copays, coinsurance, or deductibles for costs related to COVID-19 testing. In a letter to the Maryland Board of Physicians and MedChi, the state medical society, Attorney General Frosh reminds medical providers that the Maryland legislature and U.S. Congress have enacted emerge  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Activates Statewide Strike Teams for Nursing Homes, Enacts Order to Shut Down Unsafe Facilities
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 8 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on April 7: * * * - Tours Field Hospital Site at Baltimore Convention Center Directs Health Department to Provide Racial and Ethnic Breakdowns on COVID-19 Cases - Announces Designation of Baltimore-Washington Corridor as Emerging Hotspot by Federal Administration * * * Governor Larry Hogan toured the state's field hospital site at the Baltimore Convention Center, where he announced additional act  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Institutes Budget and Hiring Freeze Across State Government, Takes Action to Bolster Unemployment Claims Process
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 11 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on April 10: Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state is instituting a budget and hiring freeze amid estimates that Maryland is facing a projected $2.8 billion shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also announced that he has directed the Maryland Department of Labor to take steps to bolster the state's unemployment insurance process to handle an unprecedented surge in claims. "T  more